My post this evening is inspired by one of my history professors. He posted a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent as part of a growing trend on Facebook right now. The trend is to fill FB with art as a change from so much of the negativity that is going on.
Thanks George! I like it! I also have been meaning to post this little gem of a portrait.
The TR portrait above was given to me just this last week by one of my current students. She is in an art class and came up with the idea on her own. It is my early Presidents' Day gift, and quite honestly, the only Presidents' Day gift I have ever received. I thought that I would add it to our own classroom museum area as part of our portrait gallery. I think TR rounds out Abe (Happy Birthday today Abe!) and Lady Liberty rather well.
This gift makes me smile! It brings me such joy to know that my students are going home with history on their minds.
The portrait has also inspired me to explore the website from the National Portrait Gallery for tomorrow's #MuseumMonday blog. Stay tuned...
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